Westminster Thinks Big
Nov 8, 2019 | 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Westminster students, faculty, and alumni explore thought-provoking new ideas in bite-sized, TED-Talk-style presentations. These short talks will inspire you to think big. Admission is free.
I Come from a "Third-World" Country, But I'm Not a Third-World Person
Ranjan Adiga was born and raised in Nepal. He teaches English literature and creative writing at Westminster. He is a published fiction writer whose stories have been featured in Story Quarterly and Belmont Review, among other journals. His work focuses on the immigrant experience. He also partners with Promise South Salt Lake on a summer writing workshop that centers on immigrant children and the power of storytelling.
Chelsea Anowi ’22
Through the Lens of a Musician: What It Means to Do Enough
Chelsea Anowi is an Honors student and a second-year cognitive psychology major and music minor. She was born in California, spent time in Nigeria, and now calls Utah her home. As a student of psychology, she enjoys learning about the human mind, behavior, and the way individuals think. As the associate second violinist in the Westminster Chamber Orchestra, she fills all her spare time with music. Examining the way music and psychology intersect is part of her day-to-day existence.
Anthony Englert ’10
Entrepreneurship Will Save Us
Anthony Englert is a financial advisor who specializes in working with entrepreneurs, executives, and affluent families. Anthony spent 10 years with Goldman Sachs Private Wealth Management before joining Merrill Lynch. He received a B.S. in finance from Westminster and later served three years on the Westminster Alumni Board. Anthony grew up in Salt Lake City and has lived in New York City for the past seven years. He recently relocated to Denver with his fiancée and their two dogs. He enjoys hiking, skiing, travelling, and trying new restaurants. Two of his favorite trips involved rafting Class V and VI rapids in Patagonia and climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
To Know That We Do Not Know
Cliff Hurst joined the Westminster faculty in the fall of 2012 with 30 years of experience in business and management, including 24 years running his own management consulting practice. He teaches entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship at both the MBA and undergraduate levels. He is also a director of the Robert S. Hartman Institute of Formal and Applied Axiology. In 2018, Cliff became the editor of the Journal of Formal Axiology: Theory and Practice. In October of
2019, Westminster hosted the annual meeting of the Hartman Institute here on campus. Cliff enjoys camping, kayaking, sailing, rowing, and occasional downhill skiing.
Maggie Regier ’20
The Whole Damn Cake: The Intersection of Arts and Public Health
Maggie Regier is a senior at Westminster and currently serves as ASW student body president. She has been able to design her own major—community health leadership—which combines theatre management and public health to take a holistic approach to community advocacy. Maggie is passionate about sexual and reproductive health, as well as uplifting gender-marginalized voices onstage. You can learn more about her at www.maggieregier.com.
Ned Skanchy MBA ’12
Share Your Home, Save the World
Ned Skanchy has worked in all aspects of the multifamily housing industry for the past 15 years, including management, development, finance, and acquisitions. Ned is the president of Urban Hive Properties, which currently manages a portfolio of apartments in Salt Lake and Weber Counties. Ned is a social entrepreneur and believes in finding self-sustaining, private solutions to issues facing our communities. Ned is a co-founder and board member of the Westminster Social Impact
Incubator. He lives in Salt Lake City with his wife and four kids and enjoys all outdoor activities.
Vieve Gore Concert Hall, Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory